April 17, 2016

camping at deception pass

At the last minute, we decided to go camping at Deception Pass. The jury is still out on whether the 6 hours it took to pack, set up camp, clean up and unpack was worth the 24 hours that we spent camping... but it was beautiful and good memories were made. It was also the most perfect photography weather there ever was so, uh, picture overload. Sorry, not sorry.
The kids slept horribly (and therefore, so did we) but you know, what else can you expect with five people crammed in a 4-person tent? It was still a great time for the kids with all the rock throwing, hiking through the forest, chasing critters around the camp site, going on walks, climbing the boulders along the beach, squishing black sand between their fingers (mostly Lulu), eating lots of junk food and s'mores and just being together. I love these people, so much. I hope they'll always love to be together as a family.
This is the part where these two grabbed handfuls of sand and threw them in my face and down my shirt. At least we got some laughs!

Fritz brought his compass and was very concerned with telling us which direction "Norf" is at all times. You know, serious 4-year-old business. He's the cutest.
On the way home, we stopped at Snow Goose Produce (a very cute market, in itself) in Mount Vernon for some ice cream. It is THE BEST. The most enormous scoops of the most delightful ice cream ever. Like, seriously really good quality ice cream and really generous servings. David, William and I all shared one cone (while Fritz and Lulu slept, poor babies). It was plenty for the three of us! And a fresh waffle cone to boot! OK, I'm really worked up about this ice cream cone because we haven't stopped thinking/talking about it. I guess we'll have to make another trip out there for one. Catch ya later, Deception Pass! We're coming for you again this summer!


  1. Looking forward to going this summer!

  2. Hi. I know this is random and has nothing to do with your post but I am curious if you sleep trained your kids. I have 13 month old twins and they inevitably end up in our bed every night. I know my husband hates it but I can't stand to hear them cry. I think I feel guilty bc I work all day but I also think we don't sleep alone so why should they. Anyway. I know this is a heavy issue but I thought you might have tips and thoughts. Thanks!

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